THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Delores K. Madison
Delores K. Madison, 91, formerly of Sand Creek, passed away on Friday, Feb. 15 at Knapp Haven Nursing Home in Chetek.
The former Delores Katherine Clark, daughter of the late Roy and Minnie (Steinmetz) Clark was born July 17, 1921 in rural Bloomer.
She married Norbert Madison on June 4, 1941 and he preceded her in death in January of 1996. The couple farmed with their family in the Town of Sand Creek for many years and after her retirement she moved to Bloomer. She was a former member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sand Creek and currently belonged to St. John's Lutheran Church in Bloomer. She was very active in all aspects of church volunteer work including ladies aid, Sunday school, circle and reading. She was the quintessential farmers wife and manager of operations including milking, gardening and canning, chickens for eggs and meat, and sewing which could all be in her days work and topped off by helping to filet a bucket of bluegills.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Knutson of Chetek and Karen (Russell) Walker of Menominee; a son, Patrick (Darlene) Madison; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice (Darrel) Olson of Mondovi; a brother, Jack (Marie) Clark of Bloomer; a godson, Roger Paulson and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Judith Hoover; two sons-in-law, Richard Hoover and John Knutson and a sister, Eunice Paulson.
Friends called on Monday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran church, in Bloomer. Rev. Martin Halom officiated and burial will was in Bloomer Cemetery.